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    Spine Width Calculator

    Hi Everyone Spine widths for books are usually calculated by the printer, it's based on the micron thickness of the stock of paper, the thickness of the glue, if it's threadsewn or not, and most importantly the amount of pages in the publication. Spine widths are only for books that are perfect bound (with a spine on them). It's a bit of a pain when the printer comes back and tells you it should be 15mm instead of 8mm that you originally hoped it would be. I've created an excel file just for this reason - it gets you 99% of the way to the correct spine width. http://bit.ly/2OXhxv3 Insert the page numbers, then select if it's threadsewn or not. Follow the table to match your stock to paper weight to get a close approximation of the spine width. Check with your printers to ensure all is ok. Hope it helps!
  2. I checked the colour values in Acrobat and they match what's in your document and the images look the same as in Acrobat as in Affinity. What PDF viewer are you using?
  3. Not particularly. Will have newer files sent in in the new file formats. Which means they will be backsaved through the cloud. And any new features that were used in the latest file format will be broken in the older version (as the older version didn't have it). I'll eventually have to upgrade. But ok for now. Publisher missing some bits and bobs, hope they get there though. Love the software.
  4. Might have to switch now... CC2019 was released yesterday, and my older mac is not compatible, need to upgrade, but can't upgrade due to integrating services on the server... maybe forced to move.
  5. Bleed in new doc - yes! This is shaping up nicely.
  6. No they wouldn't. Send printers files from page 1 to page end. That's the way they want them.
  7. Neither exist in Publisher. Hitting tab is as close as you can get for Presentation.
  8. Thanks for the reply, good to know.
  9. Disappointed that Bleed Settings are not included in the new document dialog box. Is this being looked at? Reported it weeks ago and it gathered a lot of support, hence the disappointment.
  10. For years at a career events exhibition show we were asked to incorporate huge QR codes on the stands and also on all the flyers. We had the QR code direct to a unique URL so we could track the amount of times it was accessed. Over 5 years, noobody once scanned the QR codes, from either the large ones printed on the stands, and the ones printed on the flyers.
  11. On exporting the PDF change it from All Spreads to All Pages.
  12. Eps is also a legacy format only supported by Adobe for legacy workflows, or archaic workflows if you will. IDML file is an InDesign Mark Up Language, it's essentially a zip file, if you rename the file to .zip you can extract the content. It's basically a glorified XML file. It is used as a way to save back to older versions of InDesign. But also comes in handy if a file is corrupt or behaving strangely, you can export to IDML and open in InDesign and it rebuilds the file.
  13. I'd need to know more about the RIP and more about the workflow to offer any advice. A separated file is different to separate plates. The RIP calculates all the information and outputs plates based on this. What software are you printing from directly to a RIP? How are PDFs causing problems? I'm suprised a litho printers is not using a PdF centric workflow. And HankScorpio is me - when I'm on mobile it posts with that name as it was my original signed up name here - but reverts back to my old name when on my phone.
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